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Complainant Name:
Mr Philip Craig

Clauses Noted: 1, 3, 4

Publication: The Sun


Mr Philip Craig complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which he considered to have been inaccurate and intrusive, in breach of Clauses 1 (Accuracy) and 3 (Privacy) and 4 (Harassment) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The article reported that Threshers staff had ‘blasted bosses...over claims that they [had] not been paid since May'.

The complainant said that, of the roughly one hundred and fifty Winehouse staff, only two staff had approached the newspaper; he felt this information should have been included in the newspaper's report, in order to give it context. The complainant also objected to the publication of a photograph which had been taken when reporters attended his home address.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated a letter of apology from the newspaper, as well as the removal of complainant's photograph from the online article.

Date Published: 07/06/2013

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